Alabama Basketball Moves Up to No. 9/8 in Latest Rankings

The Crimson Tide is ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since 2007
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama men's basketball has moved up to No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll and No. 8 in the Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll after starting SEC play 8-0.

The Crimson Tide has now won nine consecutive games, putting it in the top 10 of the AP poll for the first time since 2007.

Alabama picked up two wins last week, first defeating LSU 105-75 in Baton Rouge. The Crimson Tide then capped off the week with an 81-73 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon in Coleman Coliseum.

Overall, Alabama sits at a 13-3 record. The Crimson Tide has not lost since all the way back on Dec. 19 against Western Kentucky.

Here are the full lists of rankings following nine complete weeks of college basketball:

AP Top 25 Poll

Ranking, team, record, conference, points, first-place votes

1. Gonzaga (15-0) West Coast 1,597 (61) 

2. Baylor (14-0) Big 12 1,539 (3) 

3. Villanova (10-1) Big East 1,459 

4. Michigan (13-1) Big Ten 1,376 

5. Texas (11-2) Big 12 1,341 

6. Houston (13-1) American Athletic 1,281 

7. Iowa (12-3) Big Ten 1,214 

8. Virginia (10-2) Atlantic Coast 1,067 

9. Alabama (13-3) Southeastern 1,039 

10. Texas Tech (11-4) Big 12 954 

11. West Virginia (10-4) Big 12 869 

12. Missouri (10-2) Southeastern 833 

13. Ohio State (12-4) Big Ten 810 

14. Wisconsin (12-4) Big Ten 757 

15. Kansas (10-5) Big 12 665 

16. Florida State (9-2) Atlantic Coast 656 

17. Creighton (11-4) Big East 640 

18. Tennessee (10-3) Southeastern 638 

19. Illinois (10-5) Big Ten 415 

20. Virginia Tech (11-3) Atlantic Coast 242 

21. Minnesota (11-5) Big Ten 223 

22. Saint Louis (7-1) Atlantic 10 218 

23. UCLA (12-3) Pacific 12 157 

24. Oklahoma (9-4) Big 12 151 

25. Louisville (10-3) Atlantic Coast 117

Others receiving votes: Boise State 108, Drake 75, Colorado 59, USC 50, Oklahoma State 49, Oregon 49, Florida 37, Connecticut 20, Winthrop 16, Xavier 14, Loyola Chicago 12, BYU 11, Purdue 11, Belmont 9, Clemson 8, St. Bonaventure 6, Toledo 4, Arizona 4.

Ferris Mowers Coaches Poll

Ranking, team, record, points, first-place votes

1. Gonzaga 15-0 797 (29)

2. Baylor 14-0 771 (3)

3. Villanova 10-1 735

4. Michigan 13-1 666

5. Texas 11-2 665

6. Houston 13-1 635

7. Iowa 12-3 555

8. Virginia 10-2 527

8. Alabama 13-3 527

10. Texas Tech 11-4 439

11. West Virginia 10-4 408

12. Missouri 10-2 406

13. Wisconsin 12-4 360

14. Creighton 11-4 359

15. Ohio St. 12-4 340

16. Florida State 9-2 334

17. Tennessee 10-3 320

18. Kansas 10-5 296

19. Virginia Tech 11-3 225

20. Minnesota 11-5 152

21. UCLA 12-3 150

22. Illinois 10-5 138

23. Louisville 10-3 88

24. Saint Louis 7-1 73

25. Oregon 9-3 66

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65; Boise St. 60; Southern California 51; Colorado 40; Oklahoma State 37; Xavier 22; Loyola-Chicago 21; Drake 17; Clemson 15; Florida 14; Purdue 7; Connecticut 5; Arkansas 4; St. Bonaventure 3; San Diego St. 3; Michigan St 3; Winthrop 1.